Australian Training Awards

One week left to apply! Be recognised nationally for your commitment to LLN skills   The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational,...

‘Empowerment’ or ‘Compliance’

‘Adult literacy and liberal-progressive pedagogy: Australian contexts’, by Steven Black and Barbara Bee. Research in Post-compulsory Education, 23(2), 181–201.In this article, the two authors contrast the two key adult literacy discourses of...

Reading Writing Hotline turns 25

On Monday 15 April the 25th anniversary of the Reading Writing Hotline was celebrated in Sydney. The Hotline offers important information and advice on available literacy courses and literacy qualifications nationally. TAFE NSW manages this well-respected service with...

What’s happened to PIAAC?

On 21.2.2019 Senator Doug Cameron put the following questions to the Department of Education and Training in the Senate’s estimates committee: What level of funding has been allocated to undertake the PIACC survey? Is the PIACC survey going to be designed and...

VET Sector Review published

The Review of Australia’s VET sector was recently completed and published. This Review, conducted by the Honorable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment,  argues that there needs to be a significant upgrade to...

Call for lifelong learning policy

ACAL’s mission is to promote adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice. In advocating with ALA, ACAL is pleased to support the provision of adult LN in the Adult Community Education sector and recognises the role it plays as one of the many spaces in which adult...